Jazmine Sullivan at Anthem
Listen, I usually post about events before they occur, but that Jazmine Sullivan concert DESERVES a post. Jazmine is super talented and I don't think she gets the accolades she deserves. Her voice is unmatched. She's been around for a minute and has countless features with some of the hottest artist. The band and background singers also sounded amazing. When she bought H.E.R. out to perform Girl Like Me, I fanned out. It also felt good to be at a live concert again. If you've never been to the Anthem, it is a super massive concert venue at the Wharf. Parking sucks! The garage is always full so I strongly recommend getting there early and doing dinner/drinks or catching an Uber. You can check out their upcoming calendar here: https://theanthemdc.com/calendar/theanthemdc.com/calendar/
Enjoy this little clip. Dont judge how far I am back, Astroworld taught me to stand in the back near the exit.
Festival Season is approaching and tickets to some of the hottest summer festivals are already on sale and may even be sold out. I’m super excited about these line-ups. Do you have your tickets yet?!
I forgot how dope City Winery is. Currently occupying the space that was once the legendary Club Love, it brings upon nostalgic vibes of when DC nightlife was in its prime…or at least I was in my prime. Anyways, some decent shows coming up this fall. I had some credits from shows that got cancelled during Covid so I copped a couple of tix.
Below are some mention worthy shows you might want to add to your calendar.
Dave Hollister - October 9th
Backyard Band - October 10th
Kenny Lattimore - October 23rd
Bilal - October 25th & 26th
Vivian Green - October 29th
Rare Essence - November 24th
Chante Moore - November 29th
Black Alley - December 10th
You can find additional info and tix here: https://www.citywinery.com/washingtondc/Online/default.asp?sToken=1%2Cdab93d97%2C61534b1d%2C2F6ED568-9D43-41E2-BB28-7583C9F38478%2CNI8TnbuiT9hYcFeFmqe1aNbDts4%3D&BOset::WScontent::SearchResultsInfo::current_page=6&doWork::WScontent::getPage=&BOparam::WScontent::getPage::article_id=A7E9CA70-DD52-476F-B2EC-301462AD7F49
Definitely had a blast at Governors Ball this past Saturday. The 3 day music festival in NYC was really well executed. I had tickets for the Saturday show. I wish I had purchased a weekend pass to see the entire festival. Because I drove up, I parked on-site. Parking was $50 and had to be purchased in advance but it wasn’t crazy hectic. Thank God! The entry process was smooth. I got there fairly early so we didn’t stand in line. They required an ID and Covid Vaccine check. There were plenty of food and drink vendors so the lines weren’t ridiculously long. They mailed out wristbands and you could attach your card to the band to pay at the vendors. The event was completely cashless which probably helped move the lines along. The liquor sponsors were Aperol, Bacardi and Patron. They all had really cute installations with seating and games so you could enjoy your cocktail. The event installations were also dope.
Saturday’s headliners we’re J Balvin and A$AP Rocky. I also wanted to see Cordae and Megan the Stallion. There were 4 stages, with different artist performing on each. Most of the artist started on time which I appreciate. Megan’s set was really good but lacked special effects. J Balvin however pulled out all of the stops…smoke, fire, lights. I unfortunately missed A$AP’s performance. It started to get late and I had to drive back to DC.
All in all, I enjoyed every aspect of the festival. Felt so good to be at a festival again.
The Trifecta Food Truck and Music Festival is scheduled for September 25th at the Timonium Fairgrounds. The event is boasting 40+ food trucks, live bands, vendors, axe throwing, a mechanical bull and free parking. For more information, click here: www.trifectafestival.com. You can grab tickets on Groupon here: www.groupon.com/deals/gl-trifecta-md-s-largest-food-truck-music-festival-2021?utm_campaign=UserReferral_mih&utm_source=undefined for $12.
Robert Glasper Residency
Award winning pianist, composer, producer Robert Glasper will be at the Kennedy Center for a 2 week residency September 9-19th with 2 shows each night. Tix range from $39-$99. The Kennedy Center does have a strict Covid Policy, so make sure you read it before purchasing tix. Additional info/tix can be found here: www.kennedy-center.org/checkout/smartseat/?itemNumber=75260#/
92Q host End of Summer Jam featuring Future, City Girls and Moneybagg Yo at the Merriweather on Sunday September 19, 2021.
Tix are $99 for lawn seats and $160+ for seats
For the Cool in You
Tricky Entertainment is back with a 2 day wine & music festival For the Cool in You on August 28-29th at Charles County Fair Grounds. Both days feature a dope line up. You can buy 1 day tix for $60 or a 2 day pass for $100. For deets/tix visit www.universe.com/events/tricky-entertainment-presents-for-the-cool-in-you-wine-music-festival-tickets-la-plata-H4MDTQ
Jazz in the Garden
Jazz in the Garden is coming back this month to the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden. Concerts will take place on Thursdays 6pm-8:30pm beginning July 29th. The concert is free but you must reserve passes. You can do so here tickets.nga.gov/events
Wind Down Thursdays
A free summer concert series hosted by Majic 102.3
📍Potomac Plaza, 101 MGM National Ave, National Harbor, Maryland, 20745
X-Factor-Thursday July 01
Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band-Thursday July 08
NSpire Soul-Thursday July 15
George Jones-Thursday July 22
WildFlower-Thursday July 29
Phaze II-Thursday August 05
TBD-Thursday August 12
Mr. Marcus Young-Thursday August 19
Ivy League-Thursday August 26
RAIN DATES-September 2nd and 9th
Chantel is a healthcare professional, restaurant owner and Independent Travel Agent. She enjoys taking advantage of all that life has to offer.
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